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PBS
Nov 29, 2012 12:00am PST
decade. electric utility rates climbed five years in a row, the biggest run-up since the 1970s. and the cost of actually paying the bills? also going up, as banks hike monthly fees: checking, a.t.m.s, overdrafts. it's all chronicled in the fine print, a new book by pulitzer prize winner david cay johnston, who argues that large corporations, with government as accomplice, have rewritten the rules at the expense of small businesses and consumers like you and me. when you signed a credit card agreement, for example, did you know this? >> that you give up your right to sue if something goes wrong. >> reporter: that, in bank disclosure agreements covering bounced check fees. >> the markup could be as i show in my book, 470,000%. >> reporter: but johnston's favorite examples come from the telecom industry. >> this is my latest monthly verizon wireless bill. one of my favorites is access charge, f.c.c. access charge. >> reporter: right, i never figured out what that was. >> well, it sounds like the f.c.c., the federal communications commission is charging you a fee. no, the governmen
FOX News
Dec 2, 2012 3:00am PST
, recovery? >> doing well, the recovery has gone really, really well, i'm in a program in boston and rowing crew, similar to being on the water three days a week and it's been instrumental in my recovery. >> alisyn: it's a beautiful, poignant story because you didn't let this potential tragedy stop from you moving forward and you can read about it in their new book, written together. it's called look forward and again, where can people find it, if they need help. >> find it on linked in, look for the military civilian coaching connection. >> and all the profits ap proceeds from the book sales go to helping and giving them. >> that's right. bob dixon, bobby dixon, thanks so much for coming back and great to have you back on. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> alisyn: first he took christmas out of christmas tree. and now, the governor of rhode island wanted to pull the plug on the entire celebration. one lawmaker is fighting that. she's going to join us next. he >> welcome back. first he took christmas out of christmas tree and now the governor of rhode island wants to pull the plug on t
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